Yesterday’s election produced increasing majorities for sitting East Yorkshire Tory MPs Greg Knight, Graham Stuart and of course David Davis. But the night belongs to Andrew Percy for his crushing victory in Brigg and Goole for the Conservatives.
It was an absolute privilege to have been part of Andrew's team of friends, helpers, volunteers and a dedicated group of East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincs Councillors, who had spent a lot of time working with Andrew over the past 3 years, working as part of positive campaign, a local campaign and a winning campaign, all pulled together by Cllr Rob Waltham.
Despite issues around the downsizing of the fire protection offered by Goole Fire Station, car parking charges, senior ERYC officers pay and pensions and the Conservative leader of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council unintentionally appearing on Labour election material, Andrew was able to win the argument and come through with a very good majority of 5,147 meaning a massive 9.8% swing to the Conservatives, and proving the cynics and critics wrong.
On winning Andrew said: "I want to say a massive thank you to the electors of Brigg and Goole for giving me the privilege of representing them in Parliament. "I will do as I promised to work as a representative for them as a strong, independent MP for the area."…..
I think he will do exactly what he says!